Garth Rakumakoe

She

While crown eagles circled the skies

out on life's open road

her spirit's harkened

in the rains of yesterdays' desires

It has run the length

of a tomorrow's expectations

It has journeyed the detours

of hopes delayed

 

It has travelled the picturesque miles

and like fine wine

emerged refined, wisdom gains

of disappointments and strife

Femicide no man has survived

and like a work of oriental art

before the table of her oppressors

lethal cowards in men's cloaks,

open as the road, her destiny

today unfolds

as whirlwinds bow

to her inner knowing

 

Written in the stars,

descending a lineage of sheroes

she's the rising incense

in the corridors of dreams

elusive and devoid of gravity

in the adversity suspending vacuum,

fortitude, propels her liberal rebirth

of a people's awakening

 

Her one hand curtails the storm behind

while the other rocks the cradle of peace

Redefining a defiance, vivid

in the proceeding rainbow, She

is a woman

of immortal essence

Comments7

  • yellowrose

    Great writing ! 🙂 such an engaging read ..

    Really like your words

  • Fay Slimm.

    First class writing Garth - full of literary surprises this goes straight into my list of favourites.

    • Garth Rakumakoe

      I am honored, dear Fay. Thank you.

    • Teddy.15

      What a stunning piece of poetry with such a wonderful title, Another Kudos from me. Word play is simply marvelous. 💖

      • Garth Rakumakoe

        Thank you Teddy, for your time and literary mind. Much appreciated.

      • L. B. Mek

        'It has run the length
        of a tomorrow's expectations
        It has journeyed the detours
        of hopes delayed

        It has travelled the picturesque miles
        and like fine wine
        emerged refined, wisdom gains
        of disappointments and strife'..
        (glad to know
        there's still some genuine: Men
        around
        for me to learn from, thank you
        for choosing to share, wise Poet)
        a Great write!
        (if you're free, check out one of my older write's
        titled:
        'adorned, with their petals of thorns', on page 6
        so you can see my feeble attempt
        at writing, similar themes
        to what, you so eloquently voiced in your pitch-perfect poem today)

        • Garth Rakumakoe

          Very kind words from you, L.B. That the piece resonates with such a writer as yourself can only serve as encouragement. I'll be sure to check yours out as well. Ta.

        • Neville


          a real joy to read Garth .. and quite excellent too sir ..... Neville

        • Nicholas Browning

          A literary roller coaster, and I like roller coasters.

          • Garth Rakumakoe

            I am happy you like it Nicholas. Thank you very much.

          • Paul Bell

            This could be, Joan of Arc, formidable in life, betrayed by man.
            Isn't it strange how you don't see women starting wars. Is it because they're too busy doing real work..

            • Garth Rakumakoe

              Yes it is sir. Isn't it even stranger that the world has not woken up to that reality yet? Or is it just the world powers that be, that aren't willing to acknowledge this truth and what it stands for? I don't know.



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